Battlefield 2042 PC system requirements revealed for upcoming technical playtest

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 10:56 AM
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Fans of the Battlefield franchise rejoice, as EA is starting a technical playtest next week for select players who will be able to try out the highly anticipated and upcoming Battlefield 2042. Thankfully, that also means EA has revealed the official PC system requirements for the playtest.

Keep in mind that these specs may not be final though, and they could be shaved down (or up) by final release. Either way, this should give us a general idea of how well our systems will perform when BF2042 launches later this year.

Unfortunately EA didn't provide any performance expectations, but we imagine since its a multiplayer game the minimum specs target 30fps, whilst recommended targets 60fps.

There's also a couple discrepancies in the actual specs themselves, namely how it recommends a GPU with at least 8GB of video memory to play BF2042 at its best. Yet the two cards it lists have 6GB of VRAM. Additionally, we don't know the storage requirements, but being a technical playtest won't include all maps and modes at launch, so expect that sometime closer to release.

But let's get on with it shall we? Here's the official Battlefield 2042 PC system requirements for the upcoming technical playtest...

Battlefield 2042 minimum system requirements

Battlefield 2042 recommended system requirements

Battlefield 2042 requires at least an RTX 2060 or RX 5600 XT graphics card coupled with a Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 5 3600 processor in order to meet the recommended system requirements, which should run on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution and achieve 60fps performance. RAM required for BF2042 is 16GB.

Taking a look at the Battlefield 2042 minimum system requirements you will need a GTX 1050 Ti or RX 560 GPU paired with either a Core i5-6600K or FX-8350 CPU to reach the minimum specs for BF2042. You will also need 8GB of system memory, which should then deliver 30fps performance on Low graphics settings at 1080p resolution.

Overall, looking at the specs above we recommend at least a 2 year old PC in order to play Battlefield 2042 at its best.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Battlefield 2042 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Battlefield 2042 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Battlefield 2042 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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17:18 Aug-08-2021

Huh I wonder how my PC would do

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01:53 Aug-07-2021

Since it's a DirectX12 game I hope the performance is pretty great. Older battlefield titles were so single core performance oriented, this should give good performance on almost every CPU.

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08:54 Aug-07-2021

The game logic is still linear. At best it has better asynchronicity.

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16:07 Aug-06-2021

i guess i barely meet them, but as any other beta testing battlefield game this will indeed have lag spikes on my system

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17:03 Aug-06-2021

Yeah quad cores just don't do well in the last couple BF games, I imagine this one will be even more demanding. The very least there are 128 players.

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20:16 Aug-06-2021

i dont remember but prob from bf1 or so after 2013 the first couple bf games that got beta after bad company 2 i never had a chance to play smoothly on the beta version. The end version was the most stable for me.

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08:33 Aug-07-2021

Well BF Hardline was the first to hate quad cores and everything after it does too. My brother with a R3 1300x has rare, but not rare enough stutters when playing BF1 32-64 player servers.

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16:38 Aug-07-2021

i havent played hardline

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14:02 Aug-10-2021

Great game that recieved a lot of hate for no good reason and then one year later got overshadowed by BF1 which is a weaker BF game.

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20:48 Aug-10-2021

ive played the campaign, but not much. I remember there were some cops or so on it which was different

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11:59 Aug-06-2021

we all know that a 9100f and 1050ti would run this boi smoov lol
its just the sad truth

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08:49 Aug-06-2021

How on eart they recommend 4790k with r5 3600 ryzen demolishes that i7 in everything

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09:41 Aug-06-2021

Chances are they didn't have anything lower than an Ryzen 5 3600 to test it with since the Ryzen 3 2000 and 3000 series had very low availability and there are no Ryzen 3 5000 series.

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00:06 Aug-07-2021

still makes no sense to me like older ryzen r5 1600 is way better then i7 4790 it is just to lazy for them to do little more researching or whatever testing..

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08:31 Aug-07-2021

Developers don't just buy all the CPUs to test their games on. They have about 4-6 configurations at a time(not all work PCs get upgraded at the same time) that people work on them and they test the games on them.


They are not a tech blog site or youtube channel that tests every CPU and GPU under the sun.

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18:23 Aug-08-2021

4790 is recommended not 4790k. And I think you would be surprised how powerful a 4790k is, especially overclocked.

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21:39 Aug-05-2021

thats great seems like there trying to optimise the **** out of it lol which is good for everyone

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09:47 Aug-05-2021

A lot better than I expected. I thought it would require a rx 5600xt/RTX 2060 Super as minimum and rx6800(XT)/RTX 3080 for recommended.

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19:44 Aug-04-2021

LETS GO I CAN BARELY PLAY IT!

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12:50 Aug-04-2021

I hope it's well optimised.

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11:51 Aug-04-2021

I thought I wouldn't be able to launch the game ( or at least the beta ) but maybe I was tripping. The game looks better than BFV and still use Frostbite 3 so maybe framerate will be a bit less than BFV but not really more demanding

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12:46 Aug-04-2021

I think it has evolved significantly since last time. The physics module has had a very big leap. They keep evolving the Frostbite engine, iteration by iteration. I think CPU usage will be consistently more demanding compared to before due to updated physics/player count. Some people may be tempted to upgrade their CPU after many years...my laptop may lift off lol.

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